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De Lima had to act on the complaint, precisely because it was sensitive and political. Else, what is a secretary of justice for?
I was invited to deliver the fifth annual Adrian E. Cristobal Lecture Series last Saturday, and I drew for inspiration his 1960 Palanca Award winning play (written when he was 28), titled “The Largest Crocodile in the World.” It is described as a political satire, but the manuscript was lost in the Palanca archives, its loss ascribed to a politician who felt he was Adrian’s target. Here is a short version of the lecture:
By the end of November this year, world leaders will assemble in Paris for a historic summit that promises to gradually cut or phase out the use of climate-altering carbon emissions and inaugurate a new era of greater global reliance on clean energy sources.
Three more journalists have been gunned down just this August, bringing the total of media people killed to 171 since 1986—29 of these during the present Aquino administration.
Some may say that the tears were all part of an “act” on the part of Sen. Grace Poe when she broke down while addressing a gathering on the rights of the child, particularly the rights of orphaned, abandoned and adopted children.
After exercise, the most important element in a comprehensive lifestyle program managing diabetes is proper diet. New practices have shown diabetes sufferers being able to reduce their medications after following a low-fat, vegetarian diet.
A major problem in chronic disease management is patient adherence to his/her prescribed regimen. Health professionals are constantly challenged to adequately inform their patients about their prescribed regimen and the importance of adhering to these medications and its program, even in the absence of symptoms, to enhance both the quality of life and health outcomes of their patients.
Three public-private partnership (PPP) projects worth P188.8 billion will be up for President Benigno Aquino III’s approval on Friday, along with proposed tweaks in the terms of two previously approved PPPs and other infrastructure projects that will benefit areas outside Metro Manila, Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan said.
The Ayala group has trimmed its stake in the 81-megawatt wind farm in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte with the sale of a 26-percent interest to long-time Japanese partner Mitsubishi Corp.
PHILIPPINE economic growth is expected to be slower than expected this year following a disappointing first semester performance and amid threats to stability coming from overseas.
Out to thrill Manila for the first time, reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry arrives Saturday for the second stop of his five-city, five-day Asian tour.
The performance was far from sharp and incisive, but such is the depth of the Philippine side that it still strolled to a comfortable 2-0 win over the Maldives in a friendly Thursday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
TAIPEI – Referees are often times blamed for stopping a player’s momentum with a lousy call. But in a very, very rare instance on Friday afternoon, a lousy judgment by a referee got Jason Castro going for Gilas Pilipinas against the Wellington Saints of New Zealand in the Jones Cup at Xinzhuang gymnasium here. READ: […]
Before Gilas Pilipinas’ game against New Zealand’s Wellington Saints in the Jones Cup, most everyone has said that national team rookies Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva are the team’s new sparkplugs.
TAIPEI—In a situation where nothing but character could bail the team out, Gilas Pilipinas got the lift it needed from old hands whose hearts and composure have never been questioned.
AS part of the ongoing ministerial meetings involving member-countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), SM City Cebu, the Department of Trade and Industry and Cebu’s provincial government hosted delegates and prominent members of Cebu City society to a night of fashion and music yesterday at the mall’s North Wing. Dubbed as “Exquisitely Filipino,” […]
The gardens were soaked and the grounds waterlogged, but for the waling-waling, the queen of Philippine flowers, a drench of rain was exactly what it needed. It had been baking in the strange, summery August weather since sunrise. The sudden downpour that afternoon returned the luster to the waling-waling’s wide, purple/rose-colored petals.
Juan Luna painting, other prized Philippine art to be auctioned off Sept. 19-20
The touring production that landed here from Shakespeare’s Globe offers an energetic but staid version of the classic
SPORTS fans had to wait a little longer this year for Season 78 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), since the league adjusted to the new school calendar of some member universities. But now that the tournament is about to begin, the country’s most prestigious collegiate sporting event welcomes its athletes. From […]
DESPITE its vaunted A-graded cinematic merits and convenient disclaimers defending its winkingly derogatory sequences, Gino Santos’ “Ex with Benefits”—about Adam Castrences (Derek Ramsay) and Arkisha Aragon (Coleen Garcia), ex-lovers who cross paths 10 years after they break up—has turned out to be as frustratingly offensive as it is thematically vacuous.
STARS AND their handlers take great pains to plot and graph their future movies, the better to keep stellar careers consistently on the upswing.
Only half of the phenomenal “AlDub” TV tandem was present, but it was enough to send the province into a frenzy.
DURING a recent trip to Hong Kong, Vic Sotto found the perfect engagement ring for fiancée Pauleen Luna worth about P1.5 million, Lolit Solis told the Inquirer.
There has never been a better time to be Jake Gyllenhaal. After his acclaimed performance as an ambulance chaser in last year’s “Nightcrawler,” for which he earned a Golden Globe best actor nod, Jake is generating buzz again this year for his portrayal of a boxer in “Southpaw.” And now, his “Everest” has the honor of opening the Venice Film Festival, the world’s oldest film fest (ongoing in Italy until Sept. 12).